The Empordà/Costa Brava confusion

by  |  19-03-2013

Browsing around the internetz this morning (as that’s what Tuesday mornings are for) I came across a new company offering guided winery tours. These are a dime a dozen these days in Spain as due to most all of the manufacturing jobs being shipped out of the country, unemployment at over 26% (and growing), the only thing left to promote is tourism. So, it seems every week or so, some new fellow will pop up offering various tour packages. In this case, the one in question now offers winery tours to Priorat and “Costa Brava”. First and foremost, there is no wine region called “Costa Brava”. For those unfamiliar, Costa Brava is a stretch of beaches in the northeastern corner of Catalonia, Spain, about an hour and a half from Barcelona. That lovely, oppressive dictator Francisco Franco and his cronies developed the crap out of what was pristine wilderness starting […]
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